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Clostridium difficile is a type of bacterium found in human and animal waste. Clostridium difficile is a common cause of diarrhea that occurs in hospitals. It can also cause diarrhea or other intestinal disorders in patients treated with antibiotics.
WHO report shows serious lack of new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant infections

WHO report shows serious lack of new antibiotics to combat drug-resistant infections

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization

Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections

Hospital design and effective decontamination can prevent spread of antibiotic-resistant infections

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

Robot emits UV light to destroy infection-causing bugs in hard-to-clean places

Robot emits UV light to destroy infection-causing bugs in hard-to-clean places

Ultra-sensitive C. difficile toxin assay may be critical tool for improving diagnosis of infectious disease

Ultra-sensitive C. difficile toxin assay may be critical tool for improving diagnosis of infectious disease

Healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters

Healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Children's and dogs' sandboxes can be source of C. difficile pathogens

Children's and dogs' sandboxes can be source of C. difficile pathogens

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

Study finds increasing incidence of multiple recurring C. difficile infections

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses

Common, inexpensive antimicrobials can help patients heal from MRSA skin abscesses

Nearly 20% of patients treated with antibiotics experience adverse side effects, study finds

Nearly 20% of patients treated with antibiotics experience adverse side effects, study finds

UAB researchers demonstrate persistence of donor microbes in recipients after fecal transplant

UAB researchers demonstrate persistence of donor microbes in recipients after fecal transplant

New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery

New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery

Study finds high rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for low-risk Ontarian seniors

Study finds high rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for low-risk Ontarian seniors

Fecal microbiota transplant may be effective treatment option for ulcerative colitis, research suggests

Fecal microbiota transplant may be effective treatment option for ulcerative colitis, research suggests

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Case Western Reserve and Q2 Pharma partner to develop antivirulence agents that disarm superbugs

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows